Design - "May"
Chart - "Spring and Fall"
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 32 count natural linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 26 May 2014
Completed - 22 August 2014
And here's a couple of the birds that inspired this stitch...
I think this may be a male and female.
Robins nest pretty early in the spring.
And while seeing Robins is not at all unusual, I was surprised to see...
A Cedar Waxwing.
Even weirder, it was just this one single bird.
When I see Cedar Waxwings it is usually in mid-summer to late fall, and almost always the birds arrive in flocks.
Thus far this is my only sighting, but I am hoping that it means more birds will soon follow.
In this photo you can see the red splotch on the wing that gives the bird its name.
The Grosbeaks are 'regulars' at the feeders - both the Evening Grosbeaks and the Black-headed Grosbeaks.
I think there are about five male Black-headed, and a similar number of females, like this one.
I've counted as many as twenty Evening Grosbeaks in flight, but ten is the most I've seen at my feeders.
That's a large enough group that a pair or two might decide to stay here and nest and raise their young.